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UEA March 2018 News & Updates

Friday, April 6, 2018   (0 Comments)
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March 2018 News & Updates

In the news … Washington employers should ensure they are complying with the new WA Paid Sick and Safe Leave, which went into effect on January 1, 2018 and Oregon manufacturers should pay close attention to manufacturing overtime rules, which have been clarified with recent guidance from BOLI. 
 
Northwest employers should also be aware of Ban the Box regulations in Oregon and the city of Portland, as well as similar legislation recently passed in Washington. 

In this newsletter, we provide an update on the National Labor Relations Board, highlighting recent significant decisions and modifications in enforcement priorities following changes in the composition of the NLRB Board and General Counsel.  
 
We are also inviting Members to participate in an exciting new feature of our website, Group Discussions! We heard from our members at our HR Roundtables how valuable it is for you to have the opportunity to ask questions of other member companies' professionals and share what is working for your organizations. Read more below!

2018 WA Paid Sick & Safe Leave

On January 1, 2018, the Washington Paid Sick and Safe Leave (PSSL) law went into effect, which requires employers in Washington to provide paid sick leave to every non-exempt employee that works in the state of Washington. This includes full time, part time, seasonal, temporary, on call/substitute workers, and minors. 

Read more.
Oregon Manufacturing Overtime

Under a recently passed Oregon law, certain employees “employed in” mills, factories, and manufacturing establishments are subject to maximum work hour provisions. The law took effect January 1, 2018 and limits the number of hours an employee may work to a maximum of 55 per workweek.

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Ban-the-Box Update

The City of Portland and the State of Oregon implemented “Ban the Box” rules in 2016 and Washington just passed a bill that will put similar regulations in place starting this June. In this article we highlight the difference between Portland and Oregon’s rules and outline the rules recently passed by the Washington Legislature.

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NLRB & General Counsel Updates

In late 2017, two new Republican members were appointed to the National Labor Relations Board, giving Republicans a majority on the Board. As expected, the Republican majority Board issued a number of significant decisions that overruled earlier decisions of the Democratic majority Board.

Read more.
UEA Group Forums

UEA is Proud to announce Group Discussions, our confidential Members-only forum. This forum will be a great opportunity to discuss topics with individuals from a variety of industries as you brainstorm new ideas and discuss challenges that you face on a daily basis.

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